The Internet briefly looked a little different on Wednesday as ads across a number of websites vanished.
A failure at a Google ad server caused loading problems for many websites Wednesday morning, possibly costing publishers millions in missed ad revenue. The problem appears to have begun around 9 a.m. ET, but was resolved around 11:30 a.m. ET, according to Reuters report.
Websites including CNBC.com, BBC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Financial Times experienced slow loading times, if they would load at all.
A note from Google said the company was aware of the problem. "Our engineers are already on this and will be providing an update ASAP," the note said.